And we have a new world record, as of yesterday.
Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba set a new world record of 3:50.08 for 1500m.
Which means (I think) that she ran a kilometre in 2 minutes and 40 seconds – I am rounding up and down very loosely here. And, being particularly inept at maths, if I’ve made a complete pig’s ear of this calculation, please feel free to correct me.
So where was I?
Yes, 2:40 minutes per km.
Fast. Very fast.
Makes my split timing of 5:54 for my best kilometre this morning seem oh-so-slow.
And yes, I know I know, you shouldn’t comment on people’s physical appearance, but concentrate only on their skills yadda yadda yadda, but what the heck – I think this girl is absolutely gorgeous to boot.
Just look at that smile:
Just one look at that smile, and you love this girl.
And, by the way, another advantage of now being a runner is that stats and world records like this now actually/physically mean something. Which is pretty cool.